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The hypotenuse of a right triangle is 6 more than the shorter leg. The longer leg is 3 more than the shorter leg. What is the measure of the shorter leg of the right triangle?

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  1. If the shorter leg is x, then
    x^2 + (x+3)^2 = (x+6)^2
    You can do the math, or think of the familiar 3-4-5 right triangle, enlarged to 9-12-15

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